Monday, February 18, 2008


What will be on the menu today, this chilly Monday in February? I say, warmth and comfort. A bowl of soup that will wrap it's arms around you and scare the cold away.

They say "daylight savings" is just 3 weeks away, a sure sign of spring. I say the sign is the beautiful, fragrant paperwhites blooming in my home, a gift from dear Ellen. One whiff reminds me of sunshine, the first smell of the earth warming, roasting fresh asparagus. Ahh Easter, soon to come. Another grand occasion to research and plan for.

But for now, I will get the pots out, rinse the leeks, chop the carrots, onions and celery and start the weeks pot of soup. Soon, the kitchen will be warm again, and the aroma of comfort will be upon the house.

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